Espace Killy includes:
Tel: +33 (0) 4 79 06 02 10
Before going off-piste, check avalanche and weather reports.
Radio Val (96.1Mz) - www.meteofrance.com (recorded message: 08 99 71 02 73)
Skiing off-piste can be dangerous. Take a preventive attitude:
What to do if you are caught in an avalanche:
Watch out for further avalanches.
1. Respect for others
All skiers and snowboarders must behave in a manner that does not harm or put others at risk.
2. Managing speed and behaviour
All skiers and snowboarders should remain in control. They should adapt their speed and behaviour in line with their own abilities and prevailing terrain, snow and weather conditions and the number of people using the runs.
3. Controlling direction of travel
The skier or snowboarder who is furthest uphill and thus in a better position to choose his route, should do so mindful of the safety of skiers and snowboarders further downhill.
Overtaking may be carried above or below, to the left or to the right, but always leaving a wide enough berth to allow for the movements of the overtaken skier or snowboarder.
5. Joining and resuming a run and turning uphill
Any skier or snowboarder joining a downhill run, resuming travel after stopping or turning uphill should check that it is safe to do so, for him and for others, by looking carefully uphill and downhill.
Skiers and snowboarders should avoid stopping unnecessarily on narrow sections of runs or where visibility is obscured. If a skier or snowboarder falls, he should get out of the way as quickly as possible.
7. Climbing and descending on foot
Skiers and snowboarders should not walk up the side of the run. The same is true for skiers and snowboarders descending on foot.
8. Obeying markers and signs
All skiers and snowboarders should obey makers and signs.
All skiers and snowboarders should stop to help in case of an accident.
Any skier or snowboarder who witnesses or is involved in an accident, whether at fault or not, must identify himself.